Tuesday, December 7, 2010

An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller

I very much enjoyed this book.

This was a book about when God shuts a door he opens a window.

Meg and her family were living high on the hog while her husband lost all their money through losing his job and some bad decisions.

This is the story of Meg, who is devestated by what her husband has done, stands by her man in front of her children and her parents and tries to make the best of a terrible situation.
This is a story of change, forgiveness and the kindness of the Amish (I hope non amish are this kind but I haven't seen it in a long time)

This is a story of bringing a family back together and now sometimes the simple things way out way the complex world.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Missing Mabel

Just finished reading my first book by Nancy Mehl, Missing Mabel.

I enjoyed it. Light, quick Christian reading. A little mystery, a little romance, some humor. Can't ask for much more.

This is a story about a hair dresser who works with funeral homes to make the loved ones look the best they can before the viewing. She accidently gets involved in a mystery while fixing Mabel's hair and the book concludes with her solving the mystery.

Great job. Looking forward to her next one.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Time to Love - Barbara Cameron

I have to say I was a tad disappointed in this book. For me it could of ended at about the 200 page mark, I didn't see much use of the last 80 pages. As in many Amish books there near the end an accident occurs but it was unnecessary. I didn't see how it added to the story at all - the couple was already happy and didn't need brought back together through this accident.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Shared Blessings

Because I did not like Shared Hope I planned on not liking Shared Blessings. Thank goodness I gave it a shot before just deciding I didn't like it.

I enjoyed Shared Bessings. Like Shared Hope it starts with a title, a bible very and then it talks about what you can do to overcome this or work through it.

title: Belonging to God
Verse: Isaiah 55:1
Starts with: Have you ever wandered away from God? It then goes on to tell you how you can change that.

I am not sure if these books are meant for difference seasons of life but this one I enjoyed and would recommend to others. I felt connected to this book.

Shared Hope

I wanted to like this book more than I did.

This book is a bunch of mini devotionals for lack of a better word.

Each section starts with a title: Divine Appointments, a bible verse John 21:16 and then how they go together. For some maybe these mini devotions will touch you were you are at but for me they just fell short.